The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 69, Issue 6, pp 529–530 | Cite as

Penile involvement in Henoch-Schonlein purpura

  • J. Sandell
  • R. Ramanan
  • D. Shah
Clinic Brief


The authors report the case of a four-year-old boy who, having been diagnosed as having uncomplicated Henoch-Schonlein purpura, returned five days later with a new crop of lesions and sudden onset of engorgement and oedema of the penis. Testicular and scrotal involvement has been well documented in Henoch-Schonlein purpura 1 but involvement of the penis alone has not been widely reported

Key words

Henoch-Schonlein purpura Complications, Penis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Sandell
    • 1
  • R. Ramanan
    • 1
  • D. Shah
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsBasildon and Thurrock General Hospitals Nether MayneBasildonUK

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